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Early Voting Begins in Louisiana’s Runoff Election for Senate

In Louisiana, early voting for runoff elections — including the U.S. Senate runoff between Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy — began Saturday. (There is no early voting on Thanksgiving or Friday.)

Every runoff poll so far has put Cassidy ahead, with his lead ranging from 11 to 21 points. Senator Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, campaigned for Landrieu this weekend.

Landrieu’s campaign is airing an ad aimed at young voters, hitting Cassidy for opposing a minimum-wage increase and enforcing equal pay for women; Cassidy is pledging to fight Obama’s “amnesty plan”:

If the election doesn’t turn out well for Landrieu, perhaps she can get a job with her brother Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans.

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